USSR

Ethiopia and World Politics - George Padmore

George Padmore on the Italian war against Ethiopia and the Soviet response. Crisis, May 1935.

Soviet Appeasement, Collective Security, and the Italo-Ethiopian war of 1935 and 1936

Historical notes on the relationship between the USSR and Italy during Italy's war against Ethopia in 1935-1936, includes several excerpts from George Padmore's writings on the conflict.

1979 Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan

Soviet tanks in front of the Darulaman Palace in Kabul

An interview with a former Soviet army veteran and a member of the Soviet News Agency's Afghan news desk about the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan. Covers some disturbing subjects, CW: discussion of suicide.

The Soviet Invasion and the Afghan Response, 1979-1982 - M. Hassan Kakar

Afghan historian M. Hassan Kakar's history of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the response of the population of Afghanistan to it. Kakar was involved with the events.

The untold history of armistice and the end of World War I

‘The best antidote to ideology is detail,’ writes Paul Mason. And the detail that’s missing this Armistice Day is that working people, when they take power into their own hands, can end whatever catastrophe is imposed on them.

Down with the Death Penalty - Julius Martov

Julius Martov's denunciations of Bolsheviks use of capital punishment in contrast to their earlier campaigns against the death penalty when they were in opposition.

Ettore Cinnella - The tragedy of the Russian Revolution: promise and default of the Left Socialist Revolutionaries in 1918.

Left SR leader Maria Spiridonova (center, wearing glasses).

The unpublished minutes of the three congresses held by the Left Socialist Revolutionaries (PLSR) in 1918 are the main source of this article. Its starting point is the crisis the old Socialist Revolutionary Party (PSR) suffered during the fall of 1917 and the rise of the Left SRs.

Class and Revolution in Ethiopia

Extracts from John Markakis and Naga Ayale's book 'Class and Revolution in Ethiopia', published in 1978, a year after Ayale was killed in one of the Derg's purges of the Ethiopian left.

DEMOCRACIA Exposes the ‘Socialism’ of Social-Imperialism

An article on the meaning of socialism from Abyot, information bulletin of the Foreign Committee of the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Party, that in turn translates and summarizes an article from the EPRP’s clandestine journal Democracia. This article appears in the Feb.–March 1979 issue (Vol. 4, No. 2) of Abyot.

Notes on Early Soviet Attitudes to Homosexuality

Fragments of information concerning the attitudes of the Bolshevik government in its early years to homosexuality.